James Otis Follett

of Jamaica, Vermont
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Born in 1842 James Follett only started his bridge building career later in life, building exclusively stone culverts and arch bridges in the 1890's and 1900's. Already an outdated method of bridge construction when he began, his bridges were remarkably precise using little mortar in their construction, instead relying on the precision of the shaping and placement of the stones .

Thought to have built around 40 bridges in his time, 11 are known to survive

Buck Hill Stone Arch Bridge (Windham County, Vermont)
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Trubutary of Fair Brook on Abandoned section of Buck Hill Road in Townshend.
Derelict/abandoned

East Putney stone arch bridge (Windham County, Vermont)
Built 1902
Abandoned stone arch bridge over East Putney Brook on Abandoned alignment of River Road in Putney.
Derelict/abandoned

Fair Brook Bridge (Windham County, Vermont)
Built 1894
Stone arch bridge over Fair Brook on West Hill Road in Townshend.
Intact but closed to all traffic

Sacketts Brook Bridge (Windham County, Vermont)
Built 1906
Stone arch bridge over Sacketts Brook on C3043 in Putney
Open to pedestrians only

Simpson Brook Bridge (Windham County, Vermont)
Built 1900
Stone arch bridge over Simpson Brook on TR 1/FAS 125 in Townshend
Open to traffic

State Forest Road Stone Arch Bridge (Windham County, Vermont)
Built 1894
Stone arch bridge over Negro Brook on State Forest Road in Townshend.
Intact but closed to all traffic

Stone Arch Way Bridge (Windham County, Vermont)
Stone arch bridge on Abandoned section of Rogers Road
Intact but closed to all traffic

Tannery Brook Bridge (Windham County, Vermont)
Built 1910
Stone arch bridge over Tannery Brook on C3007/ Back Windham Road in West Townshend
Open to traffic